Vidal Sassoon’s Gold Lamé Rags – 1981

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Vidal Sassoon's Gold Lamé Rags  - 1981

Photo: © Lorraine Sylvestre

Reposted, because it’s such a good idea. From rags to riches in glam gold lamé rags, hand-made by Avram and the Vidal Sassoon NY staff in 1981.

We also made rags in animal, camouflage and other prints.  The idea to set hair was practical and pretty, a big success with the media at the time, including Vogue, New York Magazine. One could sleep on them while the hair set, and still look good to the man in your life, or one could wander around the home in them, looking more glam than in rollers, and they were good for the health of the hair. The rags were also pretty enough to wear out for a party!   For full story and finished looks, click here: 

Rags: Avram, Vidal Sassoon New York, 1981 … Makeup: Ted Nadel … Model: Kay Romero … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre … Produced by Helen Oppenheim


Vidal Sassoon Rag Set – 1981

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Vidal Sassoon Rag Set - 1981

Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre

“Miracles can work in 20 minutes,” said Graham Wren of Vidal Sassoon, NY in 1981.   When the hair was dry, he wrapped the entire head in rags, which he got from a five-and-dime store. They were so soft one could also sleep in them. This is an idea, for short hair or long, from way back then for those who don’t want to iron or roller set their hair for a more voluminous soft airy effect, as can be seen for the finished looks in Sassoon’s P-P-Puff Collection, very new looking then, not exactly what you’d expect from the famous geometric hair cutters! Go to HairThen on this website, Viidal Sassoon, The P-P-Puff for the finished looks.

Hair: Graham Wren, Vidal Sassoon NY 1981 … Makeup: Ted Nadel … Model: Danielle … Photo: Lorraine Sylvestre. Produced by Helen Oppenheim